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Christopher Todd Meredith
  • Graduate Fellow 2011-2012


Christopher Todd Meredith received a B.A. in philosophy and French from Lipscomb University in 1993, an M.A. in religion from Harding University Graduate School of Religion in 2000, an M.A. in humanities from the University of Dallas in 2007, and an M.A. in philosophy from Tulane University in 2009. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy in Tulane.

Mr. Meredith’s research interests are in ethical problems in political economy, especially as they are illuminated by classical liberal and libertarian theory. He has recently published “The Ethical Basis for Taxation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas” and “Taxation and Legal Plunder in the Thought of Frederic Bastiat,” both in the Journal of Markets and Morality. The former piece was selected as third-prize article of 2008 by the Templeton Enterprise Awards for young scholars. His dissertation, titled “Global Kleptocracy and the Public Domain,” is an anti-statist response to Thomas Pogge and is being prepared under the supervision of Professor Eric Mack.

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Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.